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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – San Francisco police launched dramatic video footage on Friday of former U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, being struck by a hammer as police rushed in to cease his attacker.
The police physique digital camera footage was launched alongside a surveillance video displaying the alleged attacker, David DePape, 42, smashing by a glass window to get into the couple’s San Francisco residence in addition to a 911 name from a distressed Paul Pelosi, who was speaking to the dispatcher with DePape apparently beside him.
Within the physique cam footage, two law enforcement officials knock on the door on the Pelosis’ residence. When the door opens, Pelosi and DePape can each be seen clutching a big hammer.
DePape tells law enforcement officials that, “The whole lot’s good,” at which level the officers instruct him to drop the hammer.
DePape then seems to tear the hammer totally away from Pelosi, who’s in sleep put on, earlier than putting Pelosi with a robust overhand blow. The 2 officers then cost inside – certainly one of them shouting an expletive – tackling DePape.
DePape has been indicted on federal trying kidnapping and assault fees, in addition to state fees of tried homicide, assault with a lethal weapon, housebreaking, elder abuse, false imprisonment and threatening a public official.
He has pled not responsible to the state fees.